• KW15 1LX

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Agronomy Institute (AI) opened at Orkney College UHI in 2002 and is a market-led Research Centre within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Our mission statement is:


To establish an internationally recognised centre for the research, development and promotion of temperate plants and their products which contributes significantly to the sustainable economic, social and environmental well-being of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.


The Institute provides a research facility for the development of plants and plant-based products within UHI focussing particularly on the Highlands, Western Isles and the Northern Isles and runs major agronomy projects in Northern Scotland. These are in collaboration with a wide range of academic partners.

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  • Profiles

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    Peter Martin

    Person: Academic Research Active

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    John Wishart

    Person: Academic Support


    Research Output

    Seaweed fertilisation impacts the chemical and isotopic composition of barley: Implications for analyses of archaeological skeletal remains

    Blanz, M., Ascough, P., Mainland, I., Martin, P., Taggart, M. A., Dieterich, B., Wishart, J., Sayle, K. L., Raab, A. & Feldmann, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 104, p. 34-44 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)

    Ancient barley landraces adapted to marginal soils demonstrate exceptional tolerance to manganese limitation

    Schmidt, S. B., George, T., Brown, L., Booth, A., Wishart, J., Hedley, P., Martin, P., Russell, J. & Husted, S., 15 Dec 2018, In : Annals Of Botany. p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    26 Downloads (Pure)

    Searching for the Origins of Bere Barley: a Geometric Morphometric Approach to Cereal Landrace Recognition in Archaeology

    Wallace, M., Bonhomme, V., Russell, J., Stillman, E., George, T. S., Ramsay, L., Wishart, J., Timpany, S., Bull, H., Booth, A. & Martin, P., 16 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 25, p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    305 Downloads (Pure)

    Student theses

    Quantitative analysis of active compounds found in Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis in relation to varied provenance, environmental and agronomic factors.

    Author: Barron-Majerik, E., 3 Jul 2011

    Supervisor: Smith, M. (Supervisor), Martin, P. (Supervisor) & Gray, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)